• Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 2 days ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 5 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 5 days ago
  • Blanket finish in the Nearctic (G2) at Woodbine goes to Calgary Cat (15-1)Posted 5 days ago
  • Arella Rockstar (12-1) upsets the Matron (G3) at Belmont Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Time and Motion (3-1) wins a three-filly photo in the QE II Challenge Cup.Posted 6 days ago
  • Undefeated Theory (3-10) kicks away to a Futurity scorePosted 6 days ago
  • Almanzor turns away Found in the Group 1 British Champions Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Minding better than the boys in the Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot.Posted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

Hills Ships Pair to Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park logo.
Photo: Hollywood Park
Slumber and Island Paradise, a pair of English candidates trained by Charles Hills for the Turf Festival next week, were two of five European arrivals Wednesday.


Foreman Geoff Snook and exercise rider Heather Johnson enjoyed the scenery at Hollywood Park Thursday as they awaited the Hills duo to clear quarantine Friday.


Juddmonte Farm’s Slumber is scheduled to run in the Hollywood Derby November 27, while Island Paradise will vie in the $100,000 Miesque Stakes for 2-year-old fillies  November 25.


“I started out with Barry Hills, Charles’s father, in 1970,” said  Snook. “Charles took over for his father in August. He said the two horses left Lambourn, about 60 miles from London, and were driven over the channel to Amsterdam before the 10-hour flight to LAX.


Snook said he expected Slumber, an English-bred son of Cacique, to be forwardly placed. “In his last race, he made the lead,” said Snook of a victory in the James Seymour Stakes at Newmarket at 1 ¼ miles October 29. “They tried him once this year at 1 ½ miles, and he didn’t quite stay.”  


Island Paradise will make her first start for Hills. She was purchased by Canadian owner Richard Bonnycastle after her last race.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories